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  • v. To lament.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Grief; lamentation; mourning.
  • intransitive v. To lament; to grieve; to wail.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See waiment, waimenting.

Etymologies

Middle English waymenten, from Old Northern French waimenter "to lament" (compare Old French guaimenter, gaimenter "to lament"), a conflation of Old French wai, guai "woe", from Frankish *wai, wē "woe" from Proto-Germanic *wai (“woe”), and Latin lamentari "to lament". Akin to Old High German "woe" (German Weh "woe, pain"), Old English "woe". More at woe, lament. (Wiktionary)

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